Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • French presence in Cote d'Ivoire raises eyebrows
    05 october 2002 16:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The deployment of French troops in Cote d'Ivoire initially to protect French and other western nationals as fighting raged between rebel and loyalist forces, is beginning to arouse suspicion particular as the evacuation of more than 2,300 foreigners has since been completed. Full text...

  • Ivorian crisis makes headlines in Burkina Faso
    05 october 2002 14:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe newspapers this week have expressed concern over the situation in Cote d'Ivoire and the attitude of authorities there. Full text...

  • Scepticism in Yamoussoukro over signing of cease-fire
    05 october 2002 11:27:00
    Yamoussoukro- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian rebels out to overthrow President Laurent Gbagbo are expected to sign a cease- fire agreement with his government Saturday in Tiebissou, 60 km from Yamoussoukro, the Ivorian capital. Full text...

  • Togolese dailies dwell on Ivorian crisis
    04 october 2002 23:06:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese dailies this week have commented on the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, warning against a similar unrest in Togo if its socio-political situation remains unsettled. Full text...

  • Cocoa, coffee farmers aid Ivorian Army
    04 october 2002 21:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian cocoa and coffee farmers have donated 10,000 million CFA francs (15 million US dollars) to government forces fighting rebel soldiers who mutinied on 19 September, sources affirmed Friday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Ivorian cease-fire agreement put off for Sunday
    04 october 2002 19:39:00
    Yamoussoukro- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Contrary to earlier indications from the contact group of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the signing of a cease-fire agreement between loyalist forces and mutinous soldiers in Cote d'Ivoire failed to take place Friday. Full text...

  • WAJA worried by Ivorian crisis
    04 october 2002 17:35:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The West African Journalists Association (WAJA) Friday expressed concern over the "war" raging in Cote d'Ivoire, following the 19 September uprising. Full text...

  • Ivorian foreign minister opposes ECOMOG's presence
    04 october 2002 17:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian foreign minister Aboudramane Sangaré has opposed plans to send ECOMOG, a peacekeeping force under the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to end a mutiny that broke out in his country on 19 September. Full text...

  • Benin troops for peace mission in Côte d'Ivoire
    04 october 2002 12:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin will contribute troops for the peacekeeping force to be deployed in Côte d'Ivoire under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the government has announced. Full text...

  • President Gbabgo sends envoy to Cameroon
    04 october 2002 11:35:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has sent an envoy to President Paul Biya of Cameroon, but in the latter's absence, the envoy met with Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musonge on Thursday. Full text...

  • Britain renews advice against travel to Côte d'Ivoire
    04 october 2002 10:52:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The UK has renewed its advise to all its citizens against all holiday and other non-essential travel to Côte d'Ivoire due to current unrest in the West African country. Full text...

  • AI, IFHR concerned over human rights in Côte d'Ivoire
    04 october 2002 10:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The plight of foreigners and the human rights situation since the Ivorian crisis broke out on 19 September have become a cause for concern for Amnesty International (AI) and the International Federation of Human Rights (IFHR). Full text...

  • Satellite FC set for CAF Cup semifinal tie with Tonnerre Yaounde
    03 october 2002 22:27:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian side Satellite FC left Abidjan Thursday afternoon for Yaounde, Cameroon, to lock horns next Sunday with home side Tonnerre, in the first leg semifinals of the African Football Confederation (CAF) Cup. Full text...

  • Ivorian government sets up humanitarian cell
    03 october 2002 21:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has set up a cell in Abidjan dubbed 'Solidarity and Humanitarian Action' to manage people in distress, as fighting between mutinous soldiers and loyalist troops continues into a second week, sources indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS mission seeks cease-fire in Ivorian crisis
    03 october 2002 19:09:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A contact group despatched to Cote d'Ivoire by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has indicated it would negotiate a cease-fire as a matter of priority, before seeking a lasting solution to the conflict between rebel soldiers and the Ivorian government. Full text...

  • Essy to join ECOWAS peace negotiators in Cote d'Ivoire
    03 october 2002 18:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Amara Essy, the Interim President of the African Union (AU) Commission, will Friday join a 22-member ECOWAS team in Bouake, on negotiations to end the Ivorian uprising, the ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas said in Abidjan Thursday. Full text...

  • French troops evacuate 16 Belgians from Korhogo, Bouaké
    03 october 2002 13:18:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- French troops have evacuated 16 Belgians from the rebel-held towns of Korhogo and Bouaké, in northern and central Côte d'Ivoire respectively, Belgian foreign ministry spokesperson Didier Seeuws has announced. Full text...

  • ECOWAS contact group to meet mutineers in Bouake
    03 october 2002 12:44:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The contact group set up by the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to resolve the military crisis in Côte d'Ivoire was due to fly to Bouaké Thursday for a meeting with rebel leaders. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau minister heads for Abidjan
    03 october 2002 11:14:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau Foreign Minister Philomena Mascarenhas Tipote is due in Abidjan Thursday to join the ECOWAS contact group in the search for a negotiated settlement of the current mutiny in Côte d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Mutineers heading for southern Côte d'Ivoire
    03 october 2002 08:20:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian mutineers had on Wednesday advanced to the banks of River Bandama, about 40 km from the capital, Yamoussoukro, according to reports from the area. Full text...

  • Ivorian dailies comment on possible ECOWAS military intervention
    02 october 2002 22:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The possible intervention of troops of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the Ivorian crisis was the main focus of the local press Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian super championship resumes 13 October
    02 october 2002 21:49:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) Wednesday announced the resumption of the country's Super Division championship for 13 October. Full text...

  • Burkinabe opposition parties condemn unrest in Cote d'Ivoire
    02 october 2002 21:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Thirteen Burkinabe opposition parties have in a joint statement in Ouagadougou, condemned the uprising in neighbouring Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Amnesty International sends team to Cote d'Ivoire
    02 october 2002 20:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- London-based Amnesty International (AI) has despatched a team to Cote d'Ivoire to investigate the human rights situation following the 19 September mutiny in that country, the rights group said in a statement Wednesday. Full text...

  • Africans oppose French military presence in Cote d'Ivoire
    02 october 2002 20:11:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Several African political parties spoke out Tuesday in Paris against any French military involvement in the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Zamalek of Egypt due in Abidjan Thursday
    02 october 2002 19:27:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Zamalek of Egypt jets into Abidjan on Thursday for their Champions League tie with home side ASEC, Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) sources confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian leader acquiesces to cease-fire with rebel soldiers
    02 october 2002 19:14:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo is reportedly in favour of an immediate cessation of hostilities between loyalist forces and mutinous soldiers, as the military uprising in Cote d'Ivoire continues into the second week. Full text...

  • ECOWAS makes first contact with Ivorian mutineers
    02 october 2002 17:31:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The contact group of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has made its first communication with rebel soldiers in Côte d'Ivoire, officials here confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian border with Cote d'Ivoire reported quiet
    02 october 2002 17:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The main border crossings between Ghana and northern Cote d'Ivoire, where mutineers have been operating since 19 September, were reported calm Wednesday, but Ghanaian officials are preparing for possible influx of refugees. Full text...

  • French Daily Says Oil at Centre of Ivorian Crisis
    02 october 2002 16:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Oil deposits in Cote d'Ivoire could be at the centre of the current crisis in the West African country, a French daily suggests. Full text...

  • Ivorian rebels want new regime
    02 october 2002 15:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian rebel soldiers have vowed to continue fighting until they overthrow the regime of President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • Ivorian opposition RDR calls for end to bloodshed
    02 october 2002 08:21:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Côte d'Ivoire's opposition Rally of Republicans (RDR) has urged President Laurent Gbagbo's government and the mutineers to end to what it termed "sterile and useless bloodshed. Full text...

  • Malian party lambastes President Gbagbo's policy
    01 october 2002 22:32:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's African Solidarity Party for Democracy and Independence (SADI) led by former student leader Oumar Mariko has blamed the current Ivorian unrest on what it described as the "ethnocentric and catastrophic stewardship" of President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...

  • Foreigners in Abidjan seek refuge at UNHCR premises
    01 october 2002 20:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 500 Liberians, Sierra Leoneans and Congolese have sought refuge at the office of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Abidjan, as fighting continues between loyalist and mutinous soldiers in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Mutineers express doubt about chances of ECOMOG peace mission
    01 october 2002 20:29:00
    Bouake- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- One of the leaders of the Ivorian mutiny, Sergeant Daouda Konate, has expressed doubts about the chances of a West African peacekeeping force (ECOMOG) actually quelling the military uprising in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • "We would like Gbabgo to go," says a chief mutineer
    01 october 2002 19:43:00
    Bouake- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Sergeant Daouda Konate, one of the leaders of the ongoing mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire has called for the resignation of Laurent Gbagbo and the organisation of early elections. Full text...

  • Trading dips Tuesday at Abidjan Bourse
    01 october 2002 19:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Trading at the Abidjan-based West African Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM) inched down Tuesday with the All- Share index dipping 0. Full text...

  • ASEC, Zamalek to go ahead with Champions League tie in Abidjan
    01 october 2002 19:16:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A Champions League match between ASEC of Abidjan and Zamalek of Egypt would be played next Saturday in Abidjan as scheduled, sources at the Ivorian Football Association (FIF) affirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ould Taya sends envoy to Laurent Gbagbo
    01 october 2002 18:27:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian President Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya has sent an envoy to his Ivorian counterpart Laurent Gbagbo over ongoing mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire, diplomatic sources said in Nouakchott Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian government extends curfew to 7 October
    01 october 2002 13:55:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government Monday extended up to 7 October the curfew it declared during the outbreak of the mutiny on 19 September. Full text...

  • Medecins sans Frontieres bolsters team in Côte d'Ivoire
    01 october 2002 11:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) has decided to increase staff members in Côte d'Ivoire, where a portion of the national army mutinied on 19 September. Full text...

  • Ugandan State paper blames colonialists for Ivorian crisis
    30 september 2002 19:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's State-owned New Vision newspaper Monday blamed the mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire on multi-party politics imposed on Africa by colonial powers. Full text...

  • French NGO sends 10 tonnes of medical supplies to Abidjan
    30 september 2002 18:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French humanitarian NGO, Doctors Without Borders or, in French, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said Monday it had dispatched 10 tonnes of medical supplies and logistics equipment to Cote d'Ivoire embroiled in military uprising since 19 September. Full text...

  • Ivorian Army Chief of Staff Resurfaces
    30 september 2002 17:34:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Full text...

  • Ghanaian daily calls for caution in Ivorian crisis
    30 september 2002 16:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has called for caution in the handling of the Ivorian crisis saying a durable solution might be a blend between dialogue and collective force. Full text...

  • ECOWAS military option in Côte d'Ivoire still open
    30 september 2002 14:13:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- With concerns over the growing number of mercenaries and easy access to arms in West Africa, regional leaders plead with rebels in Côte d'Ivoire to end the growing crisis in the country at round-table talks. Full text...

  • Malian parties concerned about Ivorian crisis
    30 september 2002 13:48:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's Alliance for the Republic (ARD) which groups about a dozen political parties on Monday expressed concern about developments in Cote d'Ivoire where a portion of the army has mutinied. Full text...

  • Burkinabe ruling party condemns unrest in Côte d'Ivoire
    30 september 2002 10:15:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) in Burkina Faso has condemned the military unrest in neighbouring Côte d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Wade urges Gbagbo to accept dialogue with mutineers
    30 september 2002 09:24:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Current ECOWAS chair Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade is urging President Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d'Ivoire to engage in dialogue with disgruntled soldiers who launched a mutiny on 19 September and who now have control of three major towns in the north of the country. Full text...

  • ECOWAS agrees urgent mission to end Ivorian crisis
    29 september 2002 20:52:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- ECOWAS leaders agreed Sunday in Accra to create a "high-level" mediation mission of Heads of six States comprising Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo, on the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

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